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paytheplayer 07-06-2008 12:30 PM

What kind of bottom walker can I get in my tank?
 
Sorry about my topic wording, but I didn't know how to ask. I recently came upon a 120 gal tank that I just started running, and I really want something that can crawl along the bottom of the tank. I had a crayfish before, but it just ended up uprooting my plants and causing havoc. I saw a Blue Lobster at my LPS but I figured it would probably be the same. I saw a fiddler crab the other day at the LPS, but after researching, I found out it needs salt in the water or else it would die in a matter of weeks. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

Flashygrrl 07-06-2008 12:53 PM

What other occupants do you plan on having? If you are just wanting a very large community tank with a lot of peaceful fish, then shrimp are your way to go. Otherwise, there's not a whole lot of bigger inverts that stay on the bottom and don't generally raise some hell themselves.

paytheplayer 07-06-2008 01:01 PM

Well, as it is right now, I have 2 dojo loaches, 2 zebra danio, bala shark, dwarf frog, 1 mystery snail, 1 pleco, 1 otocinclus, 1 ghost shrimp. I was hoping maybe somebody knew if the Blue Lobster was the same way as crayfish, if hell cause havoc also.

I saw a Roch Shrimp at the LPS, would that be a good alternative if nothing else works?

okiemavis 07-06-2008 02:19 PM

The blue lobster is in fact a crayfish. Not only will it tear up your plants but it will eat your fish. Roch shrimp? I'm not sure what that is.

Giant african filter shrimp are AWESOME. They're filter feeders so they won't harm anything (they eat particulate matter). They can be tricky to find but I've seen them on aquabid and I also found some here:
http://www.azgardens.com/shrimpfactory.php

The-Wolf 07-06-2008 02:27 PM

roch shrimp, I take it you mean rock shimp. aka bamboo shrimp.
that will be fine until you loaches decide it is time to eat it.
same goes for your snail, he will soon become loach food.

if you didn't have the danios, I'd say try a small birchir, like the Senegal or a P.Palmas palmas or P. palmas polli

paytheplayer 07-06-2008 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The-Wolf
roch shrimp, I take it you mean rock shimp. aka bamboo shrimp.
that will be fine until you loaches decide it is time to eat it.
same goes for your snail, he will soon become loach food.

if you didn't have the danios, I'd say try a small birchir, like the Senegal or a P.Palmas palmas or P. palmas polli

Yeah I meant Rock Shrimp. It's the only other type of shrimp i've seen around. I heard my dojo's might eat my snail, i didnt know they would eat the live shrimp. Although I've had them in the same tank as my snail for 2 months, maybe its just a matter of time.


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